Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Co..
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Milan orders removal of naughty Christmas tree

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MILAN (AP) - A provocatively adorned outdoor Christmas tree in central Milan was just too naughty for city officials, who have ordered it denuded of its racy red sex toys. &nb..
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Fla man jailed after losing $100 in card game

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - The loser of a card game is in jail after deputies say he tried to rob and shoot the man who had just won $100.    The Daytona Beach News Journal..
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Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have bro..
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Ga. Wendy's worker hides pot in burger, arrested

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A Wendy's employee who tucked a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.    Police in..
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In your face, selfie! 'Science' also tops for 2013

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - Look alive, selfie. There's another word of the year that's not all about you.    While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford ..
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Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tumblr is where the Internet's cool kids hang out. That's why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year's most buzzed-about deals.&n..
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Topless barber charged with unlicensed cosmetology

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without..
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St. Pete council set to discuss urban farming

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A miniature goat and sheep are happily keeping one St. Petersburg couple's lawn nicely trimmed - but the city council isn't so sure that the animals sho..
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Crickets and worms on bug museum Thanksgiving menu

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A unique - or rather "eww-nique" - Thanksgiving feast is being served up in the Audubon Insectarium's "Bug Appetit" kitchen in New Orleans.    On ..
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Mass. mall Santa Claus charged with groping elf

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A man who played Santa Claus at a Massachusetts mall has been barred from the shopping center after he was charged with groping an 18-year-old woman playing a..
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Plea deal for NY mom in lewd birthday party case

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) - Charges will be dropped against a 34-year-old upstate New York mother who hired exotic dancers for her son's 16th birthday party if she completes 50 hours of co..
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Some states move to save cursive in the classroom

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.    Cur..
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Images show woman on Chicago train with alligator

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - After tracking down a small alligator skulking in a baggage claim area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, authorities are now hunting for its traveling compa..
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Funeral home offers military truck for veterans

Updated 9 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Florida funeral home is offering an unusual assortment of antique vehicles in place of a hearse for a farewell ride to the cemetery.   &nb..
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Small Tenn. town aims to become the real Rocky Top

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

LAKE CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Despite the famous bluegrass song, Rocky Top, Tenn., has never actually been home sweet home to anyone.    It's not a town at all, but a rock..
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City wants to extend saggy pants rule to women

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) - Women with saggy pants aren't welcome in Opa-Locka.    While the South Florida city banned pants that expose undergarments in 2007, commission..
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Ohio zoo using beagle to detect bear pregnancies

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CINCINNATI (AP) - Zoos around the country will soon find out whether a beagle named Elvis can let them know when their polar bears are pregnant.    The 2-year-old ha..
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Family found living with decomposing body

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) - Police say two adults face charges of child neglect after they and three children were found living in a Holly Hill home with a woman's decomposing body.&nb..
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Red Sox hope to win title at Fenway

Updated 10 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

BOSTON (AP) - Ted Williams never did it. Not Carl Yastrzemski. Not Carlton Fisk. Not even Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, who ended The Curse nearly a decade ago but did it on t..
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